RUFC v West Bromwich Albion

Published: 12/12/2023

Local Charity Spotlight – Granting Wishes RUCT have been working closely with local charities with the aim to support and to share their stories, one of these is Granting Wishes. We spoke to Leslie Smith, who established the charity in February 2023 in loving memory of her dear brother John who sadly passed away with… Continue reading RUFC v West Bromwich Albion

Local Charity Spotlight – Granting Wishes

RUCT have been working closely with local charities with the aim to support and to share their stories, one of these is Granting Wishes. We spoke to Leslie Smith, who established the charity in February 2023 in loving memory of her dear brother John who sadly passed away with Leukaemia when he was just 16 and Darci, a beautiful friend who passed away in 2020 with DIPG at only 9 years old.

Leslie told us, “Throughout these beyond difficult experiences, I gained some comfort in knowing that their wishes had been granted whilst terminally ill, putting a smile on their faces and making precious memories for their families.”
“Our charity was registered with the charity commission in February 2023 in order to grant wishes to children in South a Yorkshire with life limiting illness/injuries. In April this year, we opened a charity shop at 58 Church Street, Conisbrough DN12 3JJ and so far with help from the generous community we have had the pleasure of granting wishes including; money towards a wet room, a family day out at Chester Zoo, a family overnight stay at Legoland and most recently a tablet to a little boy with leukaemia. The young boy, who had previously been in remission but it tragically returned, was having a bone marrow transplant which meant he would be in isolation for many weeks. The wish meant he could not only FaceTime his family but also give him something to occupy his mind.”
“We can only grant wishes with the help of the community and are so very grateful, as are the children and their families, for all the help received so far.”
The Granting Wishes shop in Conisborough are always looking for item donations, and any financial support anyone can offer. If you would like to find out more please get in touch with ‘Granting Wishes’ on Facebook.


Junior Premier League

RUCT offers opportunities in the Junior Premier League, a for under 15’s and under 16’s. The aim of the programme is to bridge the gap between grassroots football and academy football. These squads train Friday evenings with two of our UEFA qualified coaches and play matches Saturday mornings, against other JPL clubs in South Yorkshire.
This is a direct pathway into Rotherham United’s College post 16 programme. If you would be interested in anymore information, please get in touch with Jamie Yates for player referral and more details. jyates@rotherhamunited.net.


Would you be interested in Powerchair Football?


Rotherham United Community Trust are looking for people to express their interest in taking part in new Powerchair Football sessions at Rotherham Leisure Centre.
Powerchair Football, viewed by many as the only truly inclusive active team sport, caters for wheelchair users or people with severe mobility impairments. Powerchair Football provision is a completely mixed offer, allowing all ages of players and all genders who have a physical disability to engage in the game.
During Powerchair Football matches, a larger ball is used. Games are played at indoor venues on a standard five-a-side pitch, with four players used at any one time.
If you or someone you know who might be Interested in attending our sessions, delivered by specialist Wheelchair Football Association coaches, Please complete the short expression of interest form here.


For more information about Powerchair Football, please visit the WFA website.